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“A Popular Centre Piece”
Review of George Square

George Square
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #25 of 301 things to do in Glasgow
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The is the most famous of Squares and George Square was named after King George III. It is home to headquarters of Glasgow City Council, and boasts an important collection of statues and monuments, including those dedicated to Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott.

With the Commonwealth Games it was one of the most visited attractions and with the Big G it provided a fantastic photograph opportunity. If the weather is good it is nice just to sit and relax and admire the historic buildings.

There are a number of good restaurants around the Square, including Browns, Jamie Oliver's and Urban Brasserie to name a few.

Well worth a visit to the heart of a vibrant city.

1  Thank Colin P
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

I have spent much of the last two weeks looking down on George Square from my wife's apartment during the Commonwealth Games and George Square has been an amazing experience. Busy 24 hours a day with people, performers and big G! I am sure its not quite this busy outside the games, but still its excellent I am sure.

Thank Damian V
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

You think of Goerge square like the heart of city centre.
Its a fabulous site to visit espicially in a sunny day where you enjoy the sun. Its a vibrant spot nowadays because of the comenwoulth games. Here you can buy tickets for the games along with game official products. Also , there are some nice statue.

Thank Khalid A
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Despite George Square at heart of Glasgow, it is one of the most underrated and poor squares in Europe. There is nothing special to see except boring chairs.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I've never been to George Square before, so I don't know what it is like normally.
But for the Commonwealth Games you have done yourselves proud.
We managed to get a few selfies in front of the Big G.
Then we spent a riduculous amount of money on merchandise from the tent- but when you think about it, it doesn't matter, it's exculsive venue products that'll we will never be able to get again.
We couldn't see the bagpipes-too many people. But we could hear them :)
We got lucky with the hot sunny weather.

Just a side, the rest of Glasgow city, done yourselves proud, loads of volunteers, staff, maps and directions.

2  Thank Ann C
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